Scoliosis Experts at Medical City Plano
The back specialists and spine surgeons at Medical City Plano are experts at providing comprehensive treatment for all progressions of scoliosis, from mild curves to severe cases requiring scoliosis surgery. An abnormal curvature of the spine, scoliosis is often initially diagnosed during a routine school screening or during an annual physical exam. Once scoliosis has been diagnosed and the patient has received a baseline curvature, the doctor will check the degree of curvature at regular intervals to note any progression of scoliosis and to provide treatment if the curvature becomes more severe.
Scoliosis Treatment and Management
The treatment and management of scoliosis may involve bracing or surgery. Treatment, such as bracing, is usually prescribed for curvatures greater than 20°-25°, while surgery is usually recommended for curvatures greater than 40°-50°.
The goals of treatment for scoliosis include:
- Stopping the progression of scoliosis
- The possibility of lessening the curve with surgery
- Avoidance of complications in adulthood, such as lung disease due to restriction of a deformed chest cavity
Scoliosis Surgery at Medical City Plano
If scoliosis surgery has been recommended, you can count on the experienced spine surgeons at Medical City Plano to use the latest technology and the least invasive surgery techniques that are most appropriate for each individual patient.
As part of the scoliosis program, our spine surgeons perform surgery for:
- Idiopathic scoliosis
- Hyperkyphosis/Scheuermann’s disease (hunchback)
- Flatback syndrome
- Traumatic Spinal Deformities
- Complex Spinal Reconstructions
Following scoliosis surgery, Medical City Plano provides rehabilitation from highly skilled therapists to help patients return to their normal daily activities as quickly as possible.